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rocket towards televisa, for the first time in 20 years israel's biggest city has come under attack. >> in response, israel vowed to increase military operations aimed at militants in gaza. three israelis were killed by a palestinian rocket earlier today. >> these developments, in the second day of an israeli assault on militant targets in gaza. >> the number of dead and wounded continues to rise in gaza. the israeli military has carried out more than 160 airstrikes since launching a defensive with the targeted killing of hamas military chief. palestinians who turned out for the funeral of him as a martyr. israel says he masterminded attacks on israelis, including the 2006 kidnapping of a soldier. in israel, a town came under fire from across the border on thursday. three people were killed. israel says deaths like these underscore the need for a tough response. >> in recent days and weeks, hamas and other terror organizations in gaza have made normal life impossible for normal israelis. no government would tolerate a situation where nearly 1/5 minutes people live under a constant b
conflict between israel and palestinian group hamas. the bus was traveling on a busy road in central tel aviv. associated press reports the explosion happened near israel's military headquarters. investigators are trying to figure out what happened. they say there could have been more explosives on the bus. israeli government officials tell reuters this was a terrorist attack. the cease-fire negotiations between israel and hamas are believed to be entering their final stages, but whether it's bus bombings, air strikes or rocket attacks, fighting between the two sides have not let up. so far 140 palestinians and 5 israelis have been killed. egyptian officials are mediating the truce talks. a hamas representative tells nhk the palestinian group is pushing for israel to lift its economic blockade of gaza. the local media report israeli negotiators are willing to do that, but only once the cease-fire is in effect for a certain period of time. discussions are also reportedly under way about the possibility of getting egypt and the united states to establish a framework to monitor the truce. a
're trying to prevent hamas from firing rockets into israel. the consequences have been deadly. one air strike caused a residential building to collapse. 11 people died including women and children. the six-day offensive has killed more than 90 people. a survey by a leading newspaper says 84% of israeli respondents back the military campaign but only 30% say they would support a ground operation. u.n. secretary general ban ki moon wants to avoid that outcome. he's repeated his call for an immediate ceasefire. egyptian leaders are mediating truce talks between israeli government representatives and hamas. israel's vice prime minister moshe yaalon says his country will halt its offensive if hamas stops firing rockets and missiles at its citizens in terrorist attacks engineered from the gaza strip seas. for more on this, i talked to our middle east correspondent. first off, there have been many casualties from the exchange of fire. do you think israel will actually launch a ground offensive in gaza as they did back in 2009? >> you have to keep in mind that there will be a general election
retaliated with rockets. israel's targets have included a hamas-affiliated bank in gaza. palestinian fighters have fired up to 300 rockets a day at israel over the past week. the number released tuesday is lower. the conflict has killed 111 palestinians and three israelis. egypt has been mediating cease-fire talks between hamas and israel. israeli negotiators have set a condition that hamas stop firing rockets in the long term. hamas representatives want israel to end its economic blockade of gaza. the u.n. security council has still not agreed on a statement proposed by the arab league calling on both sides for an immediate cease-fire. u.s. ambassador susan rice spoke after a closed-door meeting, saying the security council must not do anything that could undermine egypt's mediation efforts. russian ambassador vitaly churkin offered a veiled criticism of the united states. >> some members -- one member of the security council, i'm sure you can guess which, indicated sort of quite transparently that they will not be prepared to go along with any reaction of the security council. >> u.n. secre
bolder since the egyptian revolution and the attacks have been spilling over into neighboring israel. >> hundreds of tanks and heavy artillery demonstrating in northern sinai directly on the israeli border. the egyptian army looking on as it prepares for war. this is directed at militant islamists terrorizing the rump country. these are a testimony to the horror. dozens of police officers and soldiers have been executed here. the militants have left the church is in ruins and have spray-painted the message of the building, "allah akbar." >> there ruled the area here. they're working with a call qaeda and want total control of egypt. -- working with al qaeda. >> they come through the shady neighborhoods and they have arrested hundreds of suspects already. egypt's anti-terrorist units used to operate under former president mubarak and now have an ordered in buying morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. they are demanding the full force of sharia law. they want a truth theocracy without alcohol or christians. >> this government does not get anything right. we are not willing to coop
from gaza hit a building in the south of the country. they're the first casualties there since israel's military carried out an air strike that killed the hamas military commander ahmed jabari. a rocket fired by hamas and palestinian militants hit a residential building in ma la chi about 25 kilometers north of ga gaza. the attack came after israel launched two consecutive days of operations in gaza, killing 11 palestinians, including hamas' military commander and his children. hamas militants have fired over 100 rockets into israel. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned that his country is prepared to expand its offensive if necessary. amid rising concern about the escalating violence, the united nations security council held an emergency session on wednesday. it adjourned without issuing any form of statement. >>> the united nations is under fire for its actions before the bloody end of the civil war in sri lanka. patchari raksawong in bangkok is following the story. the criticism comes from an expert panel appointed by the united nations itself. sri lanka's government ha
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." people in israel and gaza spent their first night in more than a week resting instead of worrying about the possibility of an attack. a cease-fire between the israeli government and the palestinian group hamas seems to be holding. they agreed to it after long negotiations involving egypt, the united states and the u.n. business owners at a gaza market dusted off their shops in preparation for reopening. >> translator: the cease-fire will bring life back to normal and i thank god. >> translator: i don't have faith in israel. it could ignore the cease-fire. >> israeli military spokespersons say several rockets from gaza landed on their side of the border immediately after the truce took effect, but they say no more have come since then. some smaller palestinian militant groups didn't agree to the cease-fire, so they could theoretically continue sporadic attacks from gaza. hamas and israel promised in the cease-fire agreement to end all hostilities, including rocket attacks in the targeting of individuals. israeli officials pledged to open border cr
-- suppose israel were to attack iranian nuclear facilities and iran were to retaliate, and iran and israel would find themselves at war. should the united states intervene on israel's side militarily? and 59 percent said no. that's the same finding we had in 2010, so it's a pretty stable opinion. and given the importance of the threat that they perceive from the iranian program and the very strong relationship between the united states and israel, it's not as surprising. it's certainly a sobering finding. on arab spring, they're deeply uncertain, like many experts on the middle east, about where the so-called arab spring is going. whatever season is in the arab world now, so they're waiting to see. but in that environment, opposition to economic assistance, in particular to egypt has declined rather sharply over the last two years. we don't have it on this graph, but the same pattern only more so with respect to economic assistance to pakistan and ghanistan. support for economic assistance to israel and military assistance to israel remains pretty stable. and finally let me turn to asia. w
reserve troops are being mobilized. the call-up comes as israel continues to launch aerial and artillery attacks on the gaza strip in response to missile strikes by the islamist group hamas. israeli aircraft attacked targets in gaza for the third straight day on friday, killing two people. the islamist group hamas and other palestinian militants are returning rocket fire. the israeli government began calling up 16,000 reserve troops after a rocket struck near the largest commercial city of tel aviv on thursday. th tanks have been deployed near the border with gaza. the attack on the city was the first since the gulf war about 20 years ago. air raid sirens sent residents running for shelter. in gaza, hisham qandil met ahamas leader on friday. qandil later visited a hospital to visit wounded people. he i do death announced the bombings in front of reporters. israel and egypt have an existing peace treaty, but relations have chilled since the fall of the government of president hosni mubarak. >>> good weather isn't going to continue in tokyo according to tour meteorologist robert speta. rob
. >>> caught in the cross hairs. fighting between israel and hamas leaves more than 100 people dead. residents wonder where the next strike will land. the leader of hamas has dared israeli commanders to launch a ground invasion of gaza. forces from the islamic movement and israel have been firing at each other for days. israeli forces have targeted hamas commanders. their missiles hit several buildings including one that houses foreign media. half of the dead are civilians. fighters very hamas are firing fewer rockets now than they did earlier in the offensive. they've killed three israelis. diplomats have asked their counterparts to act as mediators. >> translator: gaza's demand is not to halt war. it's demand is for legitimate rights. >> pan gi moon has arrived to talk about the talks. pan will visit jerusalem this week to try to end the fighting. >>> leaders of asean member countries and china have failed to agree to start formal discussions on maritime rules to address territorial disputes in the south china sea. the leaders of the ten member association of southeast asian natio
with the u.s. president to ensure interests vital for the security of israel's citizens. the two leaders are divided over how to deal with iran's nuclear ambitions. the u.s. is urging netanyahu not to take military action. palestinian president mahmoud abbas also released a statement saying he hopes obama will continue his efforts to achieve peace in the middle east. >>> the elite officials in charge of china are gathering in beijing to chart the country's future. the communist party is about to begin its transition of power. hu jintao and other leaders who have been at the top for a decade are stepping aside. and the next generation is taking over. the 18th congress of the chinese communist party starts thursday. the meeting happens every five years. delegates will approve new policies and appoint new party leaders for the five years to come. chinese authorities waited until the eve of the congress to confirm details of this year's gathering. nhk world's michitaka yamaka in beijing has more. >> reporter: chinese communist party gathered in beijing's great hall of the people to make thei
kind in the world. and a jewish museum in moscow, a very special place for israel's president. his parents were born in russia, a country that as he points out, millions of jews have called home. russia opposes foreign minister hailed the new museum. >> this museum is further evidence of the special relations between our countries and peoples. it is the largest museum of jewish history in the world and unique in its scope. >> the exhibition covers 8500 square meters and testifies to the often tragic history of jews on russian and soviet soil. not to persecution was followed by suppression by stalin's anti- religious regime. when the soviet union collapsed, many jews decided to immigrate. >> these days, jews are not leaving russia. there's even a trend towards returning to russia, especially among those who grew up here. >> when it comes to political correctness and tolerance, we are less advanced than other countries. we still have some catching up to do there. the new museum includes an education center, which aims to tackle this. it gives all russians the opportunity to learn mor
a monkey and a cat. a female baboon at a zoo in israel recently became the adoptive mother of a stray kitten. kitten somehow wandered into the baboon's cage, and the animals have been living together ever since. they seem to get on well. video footage shows the baboon embracing and grooming the kitten and pulling it back when it tries to leave. in fact, she rarely lets it out of her sight. but the relationship comes at a cost. the baboon often steals the kitten's food. zoo officials say if she continues to do so, they will have no choice but to separate the two friends. >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us here at nhk world, thanks very much for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
netanyahu told his cabinet that the country is prepared for any contingency. israel captured part of the gol aan heights from syria in the 1967 middle east war. the two sides later agreed to a treaty to establish a demilitarized zone. >>> many investors are wondering where the japanese economy is head headed. we have more from the business de desk. what are investors looking at as they start their week? >> a major figure just came out, and it doesn't look too good. we learn that japan's market analysts have had their fears confirmed with the release of new figures the japanese people have experienced negative growth over july to september. that's the first time in three quarters the economy had contracted. cabinet office officials said monday the couldnntry's real gd fell .9% from the previous three months. that's an annual decline of 3.5%. business owners found their exports shrank 5% due to the economic slowdown. consumers spent less by .a5% as auto sales declined. corporate leaders found capital expenditures down 3.2%. analysts expect continued negative growth in the october-to-december q
. israel's leaders have warned they'll conduct air raids if iran refuses to halt its nuclear program. >>> afghan officials have requested pakistani help in bringing about peace talks with taliban insurgents. met pakistani foreign minister on monday in islamabad. rabani is head for peace talks with the taliban. he says it's necessary for afghanistan's stability. he reportedly asked pakistan to act as mediator in potential talks. but the insurgents have shown a positive attitude with the u.s. government. former intelligence chief told nhk pakistan is well placed to support peace talks due to the authorities' close relationship with the taliban. >>> china's hu jintao has overseen an economy that expanded year after year after his ten years as president. but many have missed out. they watched their neighbors get wealthier and wealthier. that's left many seething with resentment and many are trying to find solace in their face. michitaka yamaoka explains. >> reporter: about 300 people live in this village in gangsu province. more than 2/3 of the residents work the landed. that includes th
calling for united nations members to consider the embargo illegal. only the u.s., israel, and an island state voted against. >> rome has been put on alert as the flooding has now reached the country's capital. >> meanwhile, people are beginning to clean up. the extent of the damage from the record flooding is becoming apparent. >> there was no rain on wednesday in central italy, but that was a small consolation to those affected by damage from the flooding. some areas in the region have not seen flooding is bad for 200 years. but back then, the river valleys were not built up. >> i have never seen anything like it. completely unexpected. it is breaking us. >> the regional governor of tuscany has blamed climate change for the catastrophe and said the flooding could get worse in the future. farmers are worried that crops could fail. the tiber valley has been particularly hard hit. >> i have suffered huge damage. the feed for my livestock has been destroyed, as has my harvest. even my garden got washed away. >> cleanup operations are under way. three people died here in their car when a br
israel assassinated the late leader. israeli officials deny the claim. >>> analysts at an american satellite imagery firm are raising red flags about a new picture they've taken of north korea. they say the recent photo of a recent facility shows increased activity, and they warn north korean authorities could be preparing for another launch similar to the one that happened last april. digitalglobe released the image of the facility in tongchang-ri in the country's northwest. photo was taken on november 23rd. it shows a new tent, trucks, and many fuel tanks. digitalglobe analysts say north korean authorities could carry out a missile launch in the next three weeks. earlier, u.s. satellite images of the facility showed what are believed to be parts of a long-range ballistic missile. >>> north koreans space officials failed earlier this year when they tried to launch what they said was a rocket carrying a satellite. some governments called it a missile test. the photos showing renewed activity in the north is prompting renewed attention from different nations. >> translator: we are m
a ceasefire between israel and hamas. israeli soldiers killed a palestinian man near the border with gaza. it's the first reported death since the truce came into effect wednesday ending eight days of air strikes and rocket fire. israeli government spokespersons say troops on patrol friday fired their guns at palestinian protesters. they say the man who was killed carried a hamas flag and approached the fence of a buffer zone. the hamas representative says the shooting violates the ceasefire agreement. he says based on the acts, egyptian official who is are mediating are urged to take measures to prevent a recurrence. but egyptian leaders have their hands full with a growing issue. thousands of people gathered in cairo to let their president know about his decree he issued expanding his powers. the largest group since morsi took office since june. state run media reported that several people were jird. morsi issued as decareer thursday. he had the constitution exempt his orders from court review. the president deferred to himself in the face of the protests. he says it was part of extensive d
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